Selected: Bob Harris

Robert J Hunter Band + Howard Rose

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Last Show: Wednesday 21 st August 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The SELECTED series of concerts is curated by different artists revealing the influences that shape them and introducing new artists who have impressed them. For the fifth SELECTED series, we are joined by British broadcasters and writer Bob Harris. Road worn dirty blues act, The Robert J Hunter Band are taking the blues scene by storm. This high energy exciting act are one to watch for the future, their live show delivers a bombardment of foot-stomping blues rock paired with deliciously delicate ballads to create an unforgettable live performance. Having reached the Under The Apple Tree radar at the end of last year, Howard Rose has been delighted to be welcomed warmly into the family of incredible artists championed by UTAT under the respected ear and guidance of Whispering Bob himself. This show is one of a host of shows this summer hosted by UTAT that Howard Rose will take great pleasure in playing - with particular excitement directed at this show as Howard brings together his full trio to showcase some of the music he has been hard at work in the studio creating during the first half of this year.

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“[Robert J Hunter] An incredibly exciting act on the blues scene, you’re going to really love them” - Whispering Bob Harris, Radio 2

"[Howard Rose] This is oven fresh, radio-friendly guitar pop that’s inspired by the great British songwriters and performers of the sixties and seventies, whilst offering its own confident modern-day twist at the same time" Record of The Day

Robert J Hunter

Alderney born Robert J. Hunter is taking the blues scene by storm with his gruff, powerful voice and the wild thud of overdriven foot stomping blues guitar. The Robert J. Hunter Band’s unique sound echoes Rory Gallagher, The Faces, Gary Clarke Jr, Free, The Black Crowes.

The band are turning heads across the UK and Europe with their constant touring, perfecting their truly original blend of blues and rock n’ roll. This is a road worn, dirty blues band that have been honed to super tight perfection by sheer hard work and volume of shows.

Previous releases, ‘Hurricane’, ‘Suitcase Blues’ and ‘Good People’ have received rave reviews worldwide. The band have achieved success reaching number one in the iTunes Blues Chart on several occasions and have earned national radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Planet Rock and global independent radio play.

The Robert J Hunter Band have supported the likes of Wilko Johnson, The Animals, the Kris Barras Band and Sari Schorr to name a few. They have recently been finalists in the UK Blues Challenge and The International Songwriting Competition (ISC).

Howard Rose

With an insatiable ability to craft a modern day classic, it is clear Howard Rose's influences are boundless and eclectic, ranging from the likes of Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and St Vincent. Favourably compared to Alabama Shakes, Father John Misty and Wilco, Rose offers a unique and refreshing take on both modern soul and rock ’n' roll, pulled together by an unmistakable vocal and magnetic stage presence. Catch him as he embarks on a series of live dates across the UK, in the lead up to summer, accompanied by his equally incredible band. 

Robert J Hunter, Greg Sheffield, Eddy Smith & James Le Huray

Howard Rose, Joe Cartwright, Bob Barrett